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>>> hello there. welcome to "newsline." glad you to join us. it's thursday, september 9th, 8:00 a.m. in tokyo. i'm catherine kobayashi. >>> energy giant bp has concluded that the catastrophic gulf oil spill was caused by a linked series of mechanical and human failures involving multiple companies. its report has immediately been met by a backlash. the investigation was conducted by a team of bp and outside experts, and disclosed on wednesday. the report blames eight interlinked findings for the incident or accident including the poor quality of cement used to contain hydrocarbons at the sea bottom and the rig crew's delay in noticing irregular ates. outgoing bp representative tony hayward says a series of events led to the tragedy. he insisted transocean and others are responsible. transocean immediately issued a comment calling the report a self-serve attempt to conceal the real cause of the explosion that started the disaster. it said bp had made a series of cost-saving decisions that increased the risk of an accident. the accident in april in the gulf of mexico left 11 dead an
-terrorist official tells the u.s. to focus -- economic targets like banks and stock exchanges. at the same time, developments on the battlefields in afghanistan and pakistan that are linked to the plot, apparently. here are key points. authorities say a german citizen of afghan descent is in custody spelling out the terror plan, like the terror plot in mumbai that killed 164 people two years ago. osama bin laden apparently approved the plan. no word so far if threats were also made against the united states. now, to the war zone in afghanistan and pakistan. nato says an air strike killed a top al qaeda commander in northern afghanistan along its border with pakistan. the u.s. recently increased the number of drone attacks in pakistan, and this may be due in part to information on the terror plot. drone targets in pakistan include taliban and al qaeda forces and militants linked to al qaeda. and the taliban denied claims made by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus, that the taliban wants, was in contact with afghan government officials about possible peace talks. there'
you on a friday, bye bye jenna: hi everybody, thank you for joining us, i'm jenna lee, rick: i'm rick folbaum. "happening now", in' top box, chilling new video from the fbi of the destructive power of the foiled times square bomb attempt and brand new information about a second planned attack. jenna: in the middle box, new details about another terror plot overseas, the shocking revelations about the men allegedly targeting germany, france and the u.k., what this means for our national safety. rick: in the bottom box, a tea party coloring book for kids, now reportedly prompting death threats for the publisher. he joins us live, coming up this hour. yuen jen but we begin with a fox news weather alert, the east coast, socked with a major storm today, now sweating even tornadoes, a very big concern. look at what people in north carolina are dealing with today, nearly two -- 21 inches of rain in wilmington. one woman says she's never seen anything like it: >> i used to live in houston, and i thought i'd seen a lot of rain there, but this is incredible. i've never seen flooding like this.
, catherine, hello. the u.s. economy is losing steam, according to the federal reserve. citing widespread signs of a slow-down. the central bank released its latest survey of business activity on wednesday. the so-called beige book says the overall economy grew at a modest pace. but five out of the 12 federal reserve districts showed mixed conditions, or slowing. among them are new york on the east coast, chicago in the midwest, and atlanta in the south. it also said housing and commercial real estate markets were sluggish and manufacturing grew at a slower pace. the latest survey is a downgrade from the previous report in july. that report also said the pace of economic activity had slowed in some districts. >>> barack obama has announced an additional $180 billion in economic stimulus measures, including massive tax breaks in corporate investment. the announcement comes ahead of u.s. congressional elections in november. >> the truth is, progress has been painfully slow. millions of americans remain unemployed. >> in a speech in ohio on wednesday, the u.s. president proposed a special on
. our susan candiotti joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> and of course the question is, why an attack on this 34-year-old diplomat who had been in the country for about eight years now working at the nicaraguan mission. cesar mercado. and police found not one but two knives. and they weren't found next to his body. they were found in the bathroom of the small studio apartment where the diplomat lived. cesar mercado, apparently one of the knives were a steak knife according to new york police commissioner paul brown. and he says it was found near the bathroom sink and the sink was filled with blood, unfortunately. and the second knife was a smaller paring knife and that was found inside the sink. so why the positioning of the knives? so many questions to be answered here. his body was found just inside the front door. and when the driver came, the door was unlocked. he opened it up, looked inside, saw the body, and immediately called the police. so they have a lot to try to figure out. his throat, indeed, was cut. and they also said that he was stabbed in the stomach. so
with the till look -- tillamook burn. never. we used to have a very high rate of employment, with a relatively high average, annual salary when the mills were operating. we no longer have mills. what in the hell are we doign to this -- doing to this state? >> do you want to share any thoughts on the east side forest plan my colleague has been trying to put together to get out of this deadlock? >> it all works soemtimes. -- sometimes. but every time that something gets going, it goes to the courts. we are stymied. >> thank you very much. whenever i am hiding in that area, you often see -- hiking in that area, you often see completely overgrown, second- growth forests that are not serving their purpose and are often a source of disease, a potential fire hazard. it is a lose-lose-lose situation. there are a number of things that we need to push forward on. one is the thinning which produces a steady supply of logs, better timber stands, and improves the ecosystem. nothing moves past in this world, but another piece was -- senator wyden and i thought to get money to help for us to thinning. a seco
in the u.s. is reportedly resurfacing. does it mean more attacks? brian ross has the latest on the new threats that have authorities on high alert. >>> true confession. this woman claimed to be the victim of that vicious acid attack. for the first time, we learn why she planned this hoax and burned her own face. >>> and too many wives? police investigate the family in the reality show "sister wives." one man, four women, and 16 children. will going public send the family to court? >>> good morning. >> good morning. 4 wives, 16 kids? >> maybe they should have thought about that before going on tv. >> the show's going to go on, they say. we're going to have that in our next half hour. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >
in the world. all of the governments. >> held for one year, a u.s. hiker leaves iran and reveals a message to iran's president on her way out. and then doctors helpless and drugs not working. a new super bug threat growing in the united states. it's origin, and the states that are getting hit. hello, everyone. i'm richard lui in for chris jansing at nbc headquarters. we have two breaking stories i want to share with you first. take you to tennessee where an explosion there at a plant that makes flairs for the military. that is toone in tennessee. it's about 75 miles due east of memphis, if you're familiar with that area. this is in the southwest part of the state. it's unclear, according to the latest information that we've got in terms of how many people have been hurt. we have been listening to local affiliate. it's reporting multiple ambulances and helicopters were sent to the scene. we hope to get the pictures for you very soon. stay with us. we'll monitor that and get you the latest information. we're also watching this breaking story from amsterdam. we go to where a u.s. pilot was ar
for being with us on this friday. let's tell you what we're doing next. we will take you to the bipartisan policy center here in washington, d.c. and the panel session that looks at what we have learned nine years after the 9/11 attacks. there is an evolving terrorist threat and there will be several speakers. live coverage begins shortly. thank you for being with us on this friday morning and we will see to morning -- tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] . [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> we are leave at this national press club this morning where former 9/11 commission lee hamilton and tom cane will speak with reporters about how terrorist threats have changed since 9/11. the two are now co-chairs of the national security preparedness group of the bipartisan policy center. it's an organization founded three years ago by former senate majority leader tom daschle. bob dole, georg
'll be back at 7:00 eastern time, thank you for joining us. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >>. what's in 2007, analysts meredith whitney was the first to predict major losses for citigroup. she said -- our guest tonight on c-span's q&a. >> next, a discussion on the image of muslims in the u.s.. some of the topics are the controversy over the proposed islamic center near ground zero in york city. it is an hour and half. >> we welcome you to our briefing. and we have a distinguished panel year before you to talk about -- we call it a discussion. i want to be clear that this briefing is not about park 51. none of the panelists here are experts on the project or connected directly. this is not about park 51. the congressional muslim the staff association does not necessarily endorse the positions of the panelists here. we want to bring together experts and community leaders to talk about conversations in the wake of this controversy that is taking place all across america. it is a complex conversation that we're having right now. the muslim staff association represents a
the extreme weather for us this morning. >>> and president obama firing up the voters in a scene reminiscent of the 2008 campaign. we remember that young people helped the president get elected, but can he get them to the polls in november and keep democrats in control of congress? >>> up first, though, an a.m. security watch. new concerns that al qaeda is plotting a series of commando style raids across europe and perhaps here in the united states. >> law firm source tells us this morning that osama bin laden may have signed off on the plan. homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve has more from her sources. she's live in washington this morning. what do we know? >> well, john and kiran, the volume seems to be turned up on threat information about possible terror strikes in europe. according to multiple sources in europe and the u.s., the intelligence has raised concern about a mumbai-style attack that would create a lot of casualties and a lot of chaos in a short period of time. according to law enforcement sources in the u.s., economic institutions including banks and stock exchange
? congratulations. you get the book. appreciate it. that's it for us. situation room with wolf blitzer next. >>> new evidence that the man trying to bomb times square in new york city didn't plan to stop there. this hour, we're learning more about the terror threats then and now including a potential plot to attack high-profile targets in europe. >>> also, the california governor's race gets combustible with new allegations leveled by a former housekeeper to republican candidate meg whitman. stand by for the story and brand new polls on some of the hottest political races in the nation. some will surpriseyou. our investigative correspondent will reveal how she was almost punked. political activist tried to create a fake story and embarrass cnn. wait until you hear and see these very strange details. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room". >>> threatened to be the most serious terror attacks since 9/11. now we're learning that he had over targets as well. a potential terror plot in europe that may have been green lighted by osama bin laden himself. let's bring in homeland security correspon
." join us with your calls, e- mail's end tweets next sunday at noon eastern on c-span3 book tv. >> now, the washington institute for near east policy post a discussion on leadership of the oilseeds of saddam hussein. documents were captured in iraq in 2003 and provided scholars with an inside view of the iraqi regime _ sought -- saddam hussein's leadership. they have archived the materials. this is about 1.5 hours. >> good afternoon ladies and gentleman. my name is michael eisenstaedt. i am a senior fellow and director of the studies program at the washington institute of near east policy. almost three years to the day this week marks the start of the iraq war. it led to a series of events in a bloody eight year war between iran and iraq which contributed to the 1991 gulf war which in turn set up a decade of sanctions and containment of iraq followed by the 2003 invasion of iraq by the united states and its coalition partners which leads us to where we are today. one of the consequences of the invasion of iraq was that the united states government's possession of massive numbers of gov
he will embrace the notion and he his republic c >> the u.s. senate returned from their summer break. the nomination is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. eastern. the chamber returns to work and small-business lending bill that has been stalled since midsummer. follow the senate live on c-span 2. and the house returns from its summer recess tuesday at 2:00 p.m. eastern for legislative business. they will take up a handful of bills under suspension of the rules. those are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. eastern. tomorrow, members will take a resolution honoring the ninth anniversary of 9/11. on wednesday, they will work on a couple of measures designed to boost domestic manufacturing and a bill dealing with energy efficiency programs for rural areas. watch live house covered starting tuesday at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> with the house and senate back in session, followed congress using the cspan video library congressional chronicle. beginning cadets a complete -- you can index a complete list of congressional members. it is free any time. watch you what you want, when you want. >> the people who
will give you the headlines when we managed to rebound. >> thank you very much. let us take a look at some of the other stories making headlines around the world. president barack obama is back a new company tax breaks in an attempt to regain the initiative as a midterm poll's loom. he is lobbying -- lobbying congress to let companies in the u.s. write off investment costs until 2011. what do business people think of this measure? a report from new jersey. all right -- let us go to washington now and talk to jake sherman. thank you for being with us. it really is not a particularly good time to be this particular president of the united states at the moment, at the polls are right. >> no, absolutely not. as you just mentioned. it is very difficult for this president. congress has been a lot of money revamping health care, saving family banks and other things that have gone along with the economic calamity we have been experiencing. and there is just not an appetite -- many did not see this appetite to spend more money, even if put tens of -- is potentially it could create jobs down the roa
" starts right now. jenna: hi everybody, thank you for joining us, i'm jenna lee. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett if in for jon scott, we are in the newsroom, "happening now", new details about terror plots targeting european cities, including plans for a mobile-style commando attack, how the deadly plot was discovered. jenna: live on capitol hill, brand new polling on which way the country leaning, less than five weeks before the mid terms. we'll talk to a senate candidate from an important battle ground state and the growing power of the tea party. gregg: in the bottom box, a reality show featuring a very, very married man who could add up to a whole lot of trouble for all those folks you see there. why this mormon polygamist family on "sister wives", that's the show, could face pretty serious criminal charges. jenna: "happening now", president obama, about to sit down with family necessary iowa for another back yard conversation on the economy. all part of a major push by the president, to rally support ahead of the midterm election. mike emanuel is there in demoines and you've been to a few b
recent recession that demonstrates the u.s. is very strong in its reaction to the cheonan incident. they joined at the very beginning in the rescue operations, and also, [unintelligible] -- the were in strong support of the u.s. administration. this is the largest area ever conducted in the caribbean peninsula. -- kirby and peninsula. i might say that this is the reincarnation of the incident that happened between 1977 and 1993. it was a deterrent to north korean leadership and rain that in north korean policies -- north korean policies. one side effect of this is china's reaction. when we conducted this exercise in the wake of the cheonan sinking, the chinese reaction was unusually harsh. i think it has awakened at the international community. it is central in the war, as reflected in the sense of china. china had some objection to this joint exercise. for example, july 15 -- "we formally oppose any foreign militaries placed in the yellow city, undermining china's security." and second also, this was a joint week emphasized by a high- ranking military -- this was a jointly emphasi
across the country and around the world right now. our domestic desk, covers the u.s., our foreign desk, watching events around the globe, and our media desk, bringing in all the video and live pictures for you, 24 hours a day. jenna: as we speak the president is holding back-to-back meetings with his economic team and then secretary of state hillary clinton. all this as the president is preparing to roll out a new business investment tax break. this is just the latest effort to jump start the economy and create new jobs. the republicans are saying it's just a little too late. wendell goler, live at the white house, with more on this. wendell, what can you tell us about the latest economic proposal? >> jenna, it's a tax break that would let businesses write off the entire cost of new capital investments, that's land, pw-g and machineries, through the end of next year. now, the idea is to get businesses to make some of these big ticket purchases that may have -- they may have been putting off and that may mean more business for manufacturers, for construction workers, and give a boost to
was overseas. he wanted to be in the united states to do it. now, the name that he is use, cordoba house he explains in his "new york times" op-ed, it was inspired by the city in spain where muslims, christians and jews coexisted in the middle ages during a period of great cultural enrichment created by muslims. and, of course, there is nothing in this entire discussion that is free of controversy, even that statement is challenged by some people to say things weren't as good in cordoba, spain in the 1500s and 1400s, as this imam would have you believe. but you're going to hear it from him, himself, tonight on "larry king live." soledad o'brien will be interviewing him for the first time on television tonight. deborah feyerick, as well, has been following this story with great detail. if we want to know more about who this man is, how and why he got to the center of this controversy, you can hear it best from deborah. listen to this. >> reporter: you have never heard him speak. this is what imam abdul rauf has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should wor
a reporter, i am all about news you can use. on this panel, we have hand- selected amazing folks, each an expert in the runway on different angles of reintegration within the military and the civilian world. i am going to bounce around a little bit. out of courtesy, i like to start with our wounded warriors. front and center, we have michael. he is a recently retired wounded warrior. he has a long medical road ahead. as a former army ranger and sergeant first class, michael is adapting to this change in mission. between ongoing surgery's, he is speaking to troops about reintegration and suicide prevention, even going back to iraq, where he was hit by an ied to talk to troops. optimisticht iis his mother and full-time caregiver. they have been blessed because she says when you look at mike, she worries about those who have unseen injuries and their families in need help reintegrating. down on me and, we have -- down on the end, we have a former marine reservist. she brings a unique perspective on reintegration trade as a female wounded warrior, as a full-time student, and as eight men t
. a man by the name of kashmiri. security teams are telling us that the threat is on going and american tourists oversees are potential targets. the ideal would be to hit several targets to multiply the impact. >> the potential for three countries, france, germany and britain to be attacked simultaneously is actually a global-shock attack, and it comes out of the maturity in the style of attacks that pakistan has very sadly been having for a longtime, and also that the colders are seeing in afghanistan. megyn: steve centanni is tracking all of this and the threat assessment live for us at the pentagon. steve, what are you learning? >> reporter: u.s. officials are telling us, that they had a specific -- credible information but not specific information about a terror attack that would have been focused in europe in several countries in europe. it's unclear exactly what was being planned. the plot apparently has been disrupted for the most part but the danger could continue. one scenario had terrorists swarming over tourist hotels, ala mumbai, that's exactly what happened in mumbai, india
if kerry can hear us at this point either. but again, this is this pastor terry jones. he's planning, as he say, to burn the koran. i think we've worked out the audio. let's listen in. >> i believe what has sometimes escaped the news media, we have also received quite a bit of support. just yesterday we got a phone call from a retired special force green beret, delta force. it's his opinion that people from the field, the special forces he told us are รง100% behind us. he was saying that it was there in yugoslavia when the radical muslims, and that is the element that we are aiming at. that is the element that we want for them to back down. he said he was there in yugoslavia when they burnt down 150 churches. he said he was there as a three-story building that was a hospital, a three-story building full of christians was burnt to the ground, and they were allowed to do nothing. because of international pressure, because of policies. they were allowed to do nothing. our military men who are trained to rescue lives, to save lives, to protect our country stood in front of a three-story hospit
. >> they'll join us towards the end of the show. in the meantime, we start with the fox news alert because a deadly helicopter crash overnight leaving nine servicemen dead. it's unclear if any of the dead are americans. according to nato, four others were hurt including an american civilian. the crash happened in a province that's a taliban strong hold. the f.b.i. on its way to fort bliss, texas now where a gunman shot two women at a convenience store. the women believed to be clerks are being treated at a local hospital. military police shot the gunman dead. we don't know the identity of the shooter just yet. congress delaying a vote now on a bill to give $7.4 billion to first responders who got sick after the attacks of september 11th. a vote was expected this week but republicans objected to senator harry reid's addition of two amendments including the dream act that provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. those are your headlines. amnesty not to all illegal immigrants but to students who go to college or those who enter the military and here for five years. >> i believe senator hatch c
this morning is what is america's core competency in your mind. if you would like to tell us how that can be nurtured by our leaders, we would like to hear that as well where we are going to get to your calls right away if we can get our producers to get some calls on the line while we are talking to you about america's core competency. we went to wikipedia which, as you know, is the self edited by people all rumble world really -- all are around the world really. we want to give you some statistics about the united states for its land mass. over 3.79 million square miles. 300 million people. the united states is the third or fourth largest country by a total area and the third largest both by land area of population. it is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multi- cultural nations, the product of a large-scale immigration from many countries. the u.s. economy is the world's largest national gdp of $14.30 trillion and a quarter of the nominal global gdp and one-fifth of the gdp at purchasing power parity. that is the size and the economics of the united states. one of the poss
religion within america is part of an exclusive club. this exploitation of the truth that is used for political purposes since this is now an election year, and the fact is, most americans are the easiest targets. they are an easy punching bag. we do not have the reach. we do not have a lobby. we do not have a p r infrastructure. the other side obviously has the microphone. my mentor always said something that is very telling for us as muslims as well as for americans and people. the world is not divided into muslims, christians, and jews. the world is divided into stupid people and intelligent people. >> on that note, who wants to be the first u.s. question? [laughter] raise your hand and we will have the gentleman with the microphone, for. >> we've discussed this in the past. while we know that the great majority of muslims embrace and endorse the founding principles of the united states and want to be good americans, unfortunately there are people who do not. they profess to be acting in the name of islam. one of the difficulties it seems to me is that there's no central author
political settlement. what makes us think that we can make some progress now? that is really only very recently that all the necessary elements of the campaign have come together. despite the fact that there have been western forces there since 2001, it is only rarely now that the necessary number of forces are deployed in afghanistan, as general petraeus has recently been making clear. one of our announcements had been a 40% increase in the development going to afghanistan. we have an economic protests that that is bought out by the afghans themselves. all these things have come together in recent times. the single most difficult problem we have faced in international affairs, but i think now we have the finest military minds, a good military plan, the necessary quantities of development and the experience of provincial reconstruction, and motivated key ministers in afghanistan, to have the best chance for success that it is possible to put together. i believe is right to maintain an effort to succeed, because i think the consequences of abandoning that effort now would be extremely s
and the u.s. are now on full alert this morning. agents are investigating a possible threat from al qaeda-linked terrorists. >> they say this threat is credible and could involve commando-style tactics. brian ross investigates. >> reporter: tonight in paris, police evacuated the eiffel tower for the second time in two weeks after a bomb threat was called in. no bomb was found today. but officials in france are taking no chances. given what they believe is a very real threat. "we currently have reached the spike in the threat of an attack, which is unquestionable," the head of the french national police said last week. "as i speak to you this very moment, there is a specific threat against french interests," he added. this new threat to france, as well as germany and britain and the u.s., is coming from pakistan, according to intelligence officials. in large part from a contingent of german citizens who have been recruited for a jihad against the west over the last four years. >> some are german converts. many are turks. many are arabs. right new now we already have the first afghans and e
payne. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america. wgn's nancy loo has been following the story and joins us live outside the woman's home in the south shore neighborhood. >> reporter: well, as you might guess, this incident is the talk of the neighborhood and residents are split. some are siding with the woman who open fire on two yuck children while other -- young children and others say she took things too far. regardless, chicago police are siding with her. the 68-year-old elderly widow who lived alone in this small home is staying behind closed doors today. and through a friend she is requesting privacy. >> she is emotionally distraught. she doesn't want to talk. she wants to try to find a way to take care of the damage that the children caused. >> indeed, windows are broken and loose bricks are on her property. she told police the 12 and 13- year-old boys now charged had broken her windows and returned later to throw bricks at her. that's when she pulled out a gun and opened fire hitting the 12-year-old in the arm. neighbors say the same boys had b
-- the department of defense leaders, not by the service chiefs, a process that was supposed to inform us with one that merely ratifies a politically-driven decision. we all fall or to hearing your thoughts about whether the comprehensive review should be allowed to run its course in this fashion, and what you feel about the affected could have on the united states marine corps. we also look forward to hearing your professional military advice about what policy is best for your branch of our armed services, the effectiveness and readiness of which you will be entrusted with maintaining at the highest levels if confirmed in this position. today our military continues to be engaged in combat operations, and career officers, in ceo's, and their families, are being asked to do so much. it would be a mistake to ignore the views of our troops and the military advice of the service chiefs, and for the senate to act prematurely to repeal the tariff don't ask, don't tell law for the sake of fulfilling a political promise. i look for to the testimony of general amos today, and i again thank him and his fami
claims iran may be financing attacks by the taliban against u.s. interests in afghanistan. according to the sunday times in london, taliban militants are getting paid thousands to carry out these attacks. nbc's tom aspell is in kabul with the latest. tom with a good day to you, what can you tell us? >> well, the british sunday times says one of its reporters has met with a taliban treasurer from wardak province west of kabul who makes regular trips into kabul to go to five iranian construction companies which then give him cash to carry back to the shadowed governor of wardak province, who distributes the money to taliban fighters. they each get paid about $200 a month and are given a bonus of a thousand dollars if they kill an american and $6,000 if they destroy an armored vehicle belonging to the americans. now the "sunday times" says these companies have been in existence about six months, take money from foreign donors, for reconstruction projects, send the profits back to tehran by the banking system and return some of the money to kabul to be distributed to the taliban treasure
. >> there was a column this week called, "a superpower super broke," talking about the u.s. it is estimated that there are about two hundred al-qaeda agents. >> how many? >> 200-300. >> i thought you said two hundred million-300 million. >> know, we are spending about $1 million apiece. this is the tip of the iceberg. this is a conceptual question. is there any thinking about approaches that are not so expensive that may be more affordable? >> let me turn your question a little bit on its head to say that this is actually the more affordable way of going in comparison to many of our other assistance programs, this is still not that large. compared to what we have to deal with in a country that is broken in the case of an iraq or en afghanistan, this is a very small amount. i would underscore, as the president and secretary have, that this is a matter for the international community. there are a lot of countries to have recognized this challenge and shown their commitment with their pocketbooks. it is a difficult time, obviously for us. you could argue that our british friends are on a very
that city officials were raking in huge salaries. >> the complaint alleges they used the tax dollars collected from the hard-working citizens of bell as their own piggy bank. >> shepard: now the bell, california eight face a judge. and this woman is slated to die tomorrow for organizing two murders. supporters say her sentence is unfair but they are running out of time. tonight, fighting death in virginia. but first from fox this wednesday night, those reports of deep division within the white house about the afghan war. the details come from a book by bob woodward. the man who helped blow open the watergate scandal. now in obama's wars, woodward writes that. so president's top advisors tried to undermine each other as they debated the afghan strategy. the president set a withdrawal plan because he said, quote, i can't lose the whole democratic party. but there is word even the president's special representative for the region didn't believe the war strategy. the "new york times" reports the book quotes richard holbrooke as saying "it can't work." the book's other details of disagre
in europe and the possible threat in the u.s. >> brown: margaret warner examines china's growing economic and military assertiveness in asia and globally. >> they're breaking diplomatic egg which is three or four years ago they would not have broken. so i think the change is palpable. >> woodruff: we talk to former clinton administration secretary of labor robert reich-- the last in our series of conversations on extending the bush-era tax breaks. >> brown: and jonathan miller of "independent television news" reports from northwest pakistan, where relief-aid is still slow in coming two months after the floods began. >> this is one of the worst affected areas in pakistan, but these people industrial no safe water, no food, no shelter, no medicine. something has gone very wrong. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> i want to know what the universe... >> looks like. >> feels like. >> from deep space. >> to a microbe. >> i can contribute to the world by pursuing my passion for science. >> it really is the key to the
that? >> local emergency officials have confirmed for us, shep, that one person is dead. we know it's a man but don't know anything more at this point. four people actually had to be cut out of the bus. they were trapped for quite a while. at least 11 people taken to local hospitals. two of them with life threatening injuries. two others with serious injuries. many others had lesser injuries and we talked to one hospital that treated four of the children that were involved with this. they said they ranged in age from 6 to 12 and the good news is they say that group is in good condition. shep? >> good to know, back for updates, shannon bream in d.c. thank you. there have been several deadly bus crashes in recent years. back in 2007, a coach bus carrying college baseball team fell off an overpass in atlanta killing seven. the team on their way from bluffton university in ohio, you may remember, off to a tournament in florida. we're told that driver drove up and off the ramp at full speed before the bus tumbled back into the highway. in 2006, a school bus jumped a retaining wall in hu
's clear that many of us, an many in our audience are just coming off of summer vacation. yesterday at the state department, felt a little bit like the first day of school. everyone showed up for our morning meeting, and looking a lot healthier than they did when they left. and it is also obvious that there isn't any rest for any of us. the events of the past few weeks have kept us busy. we are working to support direct talks between the israelis and the palestinians, and nexteek, i will travel to egypt and jerusalem for the second round of these negotiations. in iraq, where our combat mission has ended, we are transferring and transitioning to an unprecedented civilian-led partnership. we are stepping up international pressure on iran to negotiate seriously on its nuclear program. we are working with pakistan as it recovers from devastating floods and continues to combat violent extremism an of course, the war in afghanistan is always at the top of our minds as well as our agenda. now, none of these challenges exist in ice lags. -- isolation. consider the middle east peace talks. a
ever. there have also been u.s. helicopters targeting militants in pakistan. three strikes this month. also a record. the news of the increased threat from pakistan and the stepped-up drone attacks, comes as "obama's wars" shakes up from the pentagon to kabul. bob woodward describing intense white house sessions last fall, pitting president obama against his military leadership. with the war in afghanistan getting worse by the day, the president wanted a number of options on the table, before deciding on a new strategy. but author, bob woodward, told diane sawyer, mr. obama was getting only one option from the military leaders. committing at least 40,000 troops. >> at one of the meetings, if i can quote him directly, he says, i'm pissed. and he is. they keep coming back about details. >> reporter: finally, the president grew so frustrated, he sat down and dictated a six-page document, defining the military mission. a mission he said required significantly fewer troops than the 40,000 minimum the military wanted. >> i have determined that it is in our vital national interest, to send a
out and instead stay on the job. one person tells us she plans to work until she dies. i'll tell what you, this isn't a new phenomenon. take a look at these numbers here. in 1998, 12% of workers over 65 stayed on the job by choice. in 2008, 17% of older workers delayed retirement. now we're at 18%. so we're seeing this number inch up. by 2018, it's forecast that 22% of workers are going to delay their requirement. now not everyone is staying at their current job. some choose to take on new projects. others start a business. one person tells us when he retired he started a small ebay business. then again some other people just decide to change careers. they got the confidence to do that. one mother who retired from the public school system is now a college professor and education consultant. some people have options, t.j., because at this age they're at the height of their careers and not really ready to pack it in and start golfing, gardening and bird watching. they want to reach to new heights in their careers. >> you give some of the reasons there they might want to keep working. ho
to be return of the bush era or the republican party is the party of no? the other mantra they are using. how do you counter that? >> i don't think it will be effective. i think the american people see it for what it is. political noise without substance attached. the realive it is, we stood in the door to try to prevent health care. they bold through the american people. >> sean: they bribed through the american people. technicality. >> but the reality is, republican leadership on the hill has offered time and time again and will continue until they take the majority in november when they can act and put into place these policies that empower small businesses by helping them create jobs by opening up capital and credit markets. by trusting the american people to know better about their health care than the federal government. i think on these issues and you have seen this in the polling, the issues are saying to the american people, republicans are prepared to listen to us and to act on what we want done to help us create jobs and grow the company and secure our neighborhoods and communities
>> if this was all about money and we wanted money, we would have taken dea offered to us decades ago for st. nicholas and moved somewhere else. it's never been about money. >> what is it about? >> it's about building on or near our original site, the birthright st. nicholas has to go back to that site where it was for 85 years prior to 9/11. >> reporter: the port of authority says the church has always had the right to build on the original site, but at this point, work would have to be arted in 2015. sai st. nicholas is hoping something coop worked out before then. >>> we'll have the latest details including iran's latest demand coming up at 4:00 eastern. and at 5:00 eastern, farm workers held as slaves where? in the united states. i'm fredricka whitfield. your money starts now. >>> president obama has a massive w plan to jump-start the economy. will it work? i'm ali. christine is off this week. obama is proposing billions of dollars of infrastructure money meant to besed for high-structure rail, building roads, the kind of money you see going to construction workers. $100 billi
. and possibly the u.s. homeland security secretary janet napolitano joins us live. >>> and get set to get soaked. florida braces for to rential rains and this storm is moving straight up the east coast. good morning. it's wednesday, september 29th, 2010. i'm savannah guthrie. >> is it really only wednesday? is it really finally hump day? i'm chuck todd. and later, the academy award-winning filmmaker debe hyped at kwn inconvenient truth" and now "waiting for superman" will also be on the show. let's get to the rundown. we'll start with those new poll numbers. five weeks from election day. our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows a little bit of a silver lining for democrats. when asked who they independent power come january, republicans still come out on top but their lead has shrunk to nine points. was 49/40 in august and now just three points, 46/43. still a lot to be concerned about here for anyone currently in office. mark murray is nbc's deputy political director. the big picture, the overall landscape hasn't changed. let's start with the first number. why is the republican lead no
us different than those who attacked us. so here was an alleged pastor that i don't know anyone who even knows him, with a small congregation, and he's going to set up more flames of hate and violence. really a slap in the face of jesus, who never would have done this. and i've been pleased with the unity of the faith community in responding to him. across the board. my favorite is the massachusetts bible society has said they will give away two copies of the koran for every copy that he was going to burn to people in prisons or shelters or hospitals, muslims who don't have their text. that's the kind of response christians ought to make. so i'm glad that he says he's called this off. the imam will meet with anybody who wants to talk to him, but this is something that was really an example of the extremes controlling our public discourse. the faith community is united against this, but the extremes shake this conversation. and we have to look at that. >> ri said to me what is remarkable is how quickly you have seen the political coalescing around this, we're showing some of the face
. >> you certainly don't need to use your wipers this morning heading into san francisco. that's a nice change. no delays at the bridge toll plaza. >> and in oakland, freeway exit turns into a wrecking yard after a dump truck comes speeding out of control. 13 cars were damaged and five people hurt. >> hopefully a better morning. 5:00. thanks for joining us on this thursday. i'm kristen sze. >> i'm eric thomas. president obama is calling on a florida minister to call off his plan to burn copies of the karan on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. in an exclusive interview airing later this morning on "good morning america," the president calls a recruitment bonanza for al-queda. the state department is ordering u.s. embassies to assess security in case of anti-american violence and a muslim leader is offering to diffuse the situation. >> i said i'll stand with you. i will talk. i will defend you as my neighbor. >> we are not convinced that backing down is right thing. >> imagine a pastor so egotistical he would sacrifice the lives of initialnaries and soldiers to go forward. >> of
house war room. he'll join us live this morning. >> i know you're looking forward to sitting down with him. >>> also, a new government study out this morning of what women earn in the workplace. more women are working in management. but have they closed the pay gap with men. the numbers are out. >>> we begin with the two developing stories this morning. martha raddatz is standing by in washington on the missile strikes. let's go right to jake tapper, traveling with president obama, in new mexico, who broke the news on his chief of staff last night. looks like it's going to happen this week, right, j >> reporter: that's right, robin. although no final official decision has been made because of family considerations, white house officials expect a final announcement on friday. rahm emanuel has never been coy about being at the head of the city with shoulders. >> one day, i would like to run for mayor, of the city of chicago. that's always been an ambition of mine. >> reporter: with richard daley's announced exit, chicago democrats began angling to replace him. putting pressure on em
. we think the government no longer reflects the will of the american people. nobody is listening us to. 68% of voters say most members of congress don't care what their constituents think that's actualing this movement. >> sean: interesting if you look at nevada or rand paul in kentucky, recently in alaska, christine o'donnell may win tomorrow. the establishment has been out threw attack her and attacking her in this vicious way. conservatives are angry. most conservatives i know, they don't mind a fair and open debate on the issues. mike castle did vote for cap and tax, he did vote for tarp. christine o'donnell said i wouldn't have voted that way. if they lose again tomorrow, what does that say for the republicans, scott? >> well, what it says is the republicans -- republican establishment is going to be in full retreat am i don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. we haven't polled that race. the fact that it is competitive is because of the energy that is coming from the tea party side. republican establishment saying wait a minute, we'll probably win the election in the fall in
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